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Social Sciences - Anthropology & Archaeology | Prestate Societies of the North Central European Plains - 600-900 CE

Prestate Societies of the North Central European Plains

600-900 CE

Lozny, Ludomir R

2013, XIII, 94 p. 16 illus., 14 illus. in color.

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  • ​Presents a model of social dynamics of the North Central European Plains
  • Offers a new perspective on social dynamics and culture change in the North Central European Plains
  • Explores the transition from noncomplex to supra-tribal polities between 600 and 900 CE

                This volume offers a new perspective on social dynamics and culture change in the North Central European Plains (NCEP) from 600 to 900 CE. Using archaeological evidence, this volume follows and analyzes the rise of social complexity in this region. It discusses long-term causal processes leading to the formation of state at the fringes of the Merovingian and Frankish Kingdoms, the Carolingian and the Holy Roman Empire, the Scandinavian Kingdoms, the Czech Kingdom, and the Kingdom of Rus.

                The central problem addressed is accounting for and explaining the transition from noncomplex to supra-tribal polities between 600 and 900 CE. The examined evidence shows that a very basic community-level management of common pool resources seems a successful strategy to manage short term risk and may lead to sustainable higher level political organization. In conclusion it present a models of social dynamics of the NCEP, 600-900 CE that suggests that the state formation process was an outcome of spontaneous processes and deterministic factors occurring within a period of approximately 400 years, of which the last two hundred years (800-900 CE) were the most critical. In a broader context, the point discussed is that societal decisions with short-term goals have long-term consequences.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Holy Roman Empire founding - collapse of the Roman Empire - evolution of social complexity - social complexity in pre-medieval Europe - state formation in Europe - transition to supra tribal politics in Europe

Related subjects » Anthropology & Archaeology

Table of contents 

Chapter One: Introduction

Chapter Two: Social change in the North Central European Plains, 600-900s CE: archaeological data

Chapter Three: The rise of social complexity in the NCEP, 600-900s CE: processual analysis

Chapter Four: Social dynamics of the North Central European Plains, 600-900s CE: a model

Chapter Five: Conclusions

Index

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